This is a guest post written by Frank Apodaca: Frank is the lead editor of The Sleep Judge, providing hands on reviews of sleep products. Follow on Youtube, Facebook, or Twitter.

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You may not realize that a newborn baby needs around sixteen to twenty hours sleep every day. If your baby is to get the sleep that they need, they have to be placed in an environment where they are secure. This does not just involve providing the right crib for your child; you also need to put a lot of thought into buying the right crib mattress.

In this article, we are going to take a look at which crib mattresses you can choose from. We are also going to provide you with some advice that you should find useful when you are buying a crib mattress for your child.

What types of crib mattress can you choose from?

When you start shopping for a crib mattress for your baby’s crib you are likely to come across three common types of mattress. One type of crib mattress that you are likely to be very familiar with is an innerspring mattress; the same design that is applied to many adult bed mattresses. The design involves the use of coils which are covered with fabric. If you are looking for a firm crib mattress you should choose one where the coils are close together. You should always opt for a firmer mattress if you want to make sure your baby gets the sleep that they need.

This firmness test also needs to be applied if you opt for a foam crib mattress. If you do not ensure that a foam mattress is firm, there is a good chance that it will mold itself around the body of your child as they sleep. This is not good as it can make it difficult for your baby to get out of a dangerous sleeping position.

If you want your child to have a natural sleeping experience it may be worth considering purchasing an organic crib mattress. There are several different types of organic mattress on the market. They are all made from completely natural materials.

What should you consider when you are buying a crib mattress?

You can see that there are different crib mattresses available to purchase; so which is the best choice? This decision really lies in your hands. You may want to look at reviews of top baby mattresses to help you with your decision. No matter which type of crib mattress you choose you should always protect your child’s health and sleep pattern by making sure that the mattress is firm and that it’s a snug fit in the crib. You should ensure that any mattress you buy has a gap of no more than 20mm around it when it is placed in the centre of the crib.

If you want to make sure that your child sleeps well and is safe you need to pay close attention to purchasing a good crib mattress. Hopefully, the advice we have provided will help you to do this.